Product Picks: August 2017

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Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

Ply Gem Windows

Ply Gem 4880 Patio Door

The Ply Gem Windows 4880 thermally insulated patio door is designed to combine affordability with enhanced thermal protection. The patio door is available in two-, three-, and fourpanel sliding and pocket configurations and features thermally insulated construction along with highperformance glazing packages. Sliding, multi-panel doors can accommodate openings up to 8′ high x 16′ wide. The pocket style doors recess into the wall and are designed to provide unrestricted access between indoors and outdoors. New for 2017, the Ply Gem 4880 patio door can be upgraded with an automated operating system that allows homeowners to control it from anywhere, anytime—either with the included remote or with the DreamView app for iOS devices and smart phones. www.plygem.com


Safe Way garage door

Garage Doors from Safe-Way

The two newest doors from Safe-Way are the Ambient Series (shown) and the Ventana Collection. Both new doors feature an R-value of 17.86, which the company says is one of the highest in the industry. The Ambient Series is designed with high-density polyurethane foam to provide added strength, performance, and durability. Ambient doors are available in several models including the Deluxe Plus and Provincial lines and are offered in a variety of colors. The Ventana Collection features multiple window and color options designed for residential as well as commercial or industrial applications. www.safewaydoor.com


Kingspan Paver System

Kingspan’s GreenGuard Insulation Board

Kingspan Insulation is expanding its commercial product offering by introducing GreenGuard Type VII XPS Insulation Board for high loadbearing engineered applications requiring insulation with a minimum compressive strength of 60 PSI. The new GreenGuard Type VII XPS Insulation Board offers an R-value of 5.0 per inch of thickness and meets ASTM C578 Type VII requirements. The product is designed to retain its insulating properties over time, be high water resistant and HCFC free. In addition to commercial roofing applications, the product is also recommended for low-temperature freezer floors, cold storage facility floors, ice rinks, and parking decks. www.kingspaninsulation.us


Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie® Deck-Drive™ DWP Screws in New Sizes

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Deck-Drive DWP wood screws are now available in new sizes. The stainless steel fasteners are designed for use in decks, docks, boardwalks, and highexposure environments that require corrosion resistance and higher loads. Now in larger sizes, the screws are also recommended for structural connections. Deck-Drive DWP wood screws have met ICC-ES acceptance criteria AC233 for shear, pullthrough, and withdrawal resistance in various wood species in a range of thicknesses. The load-rated screws are available in flat-head sizes #10, #12, and #14, and in lengths from 2″ to 6″ in Types 316 and 306 stainless steel. www.strongtie.com


Fairway Cable Rail

Aluminum Cable Rail System from Fairway

Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions A310 Aluminum Railing with Horizontal Cable Infill is designed to offer an industrial, modern look that is said to be durable and perform well in all climates. This proprietary cable rail system features pre-drilled structural post sleeves threaded to accept Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions cable fittings as well as holes spaced to meet code requirements that are designed to ensure parallel cables. The design exceeds psi code and requires no angle drilling for angled or stair installations. www.fairwayrailing.com


Boral Cultured Stone

Cultured Stone® from Boral®

Cultured Stone by Boral has expanded its Contemporary Collection to include four colors in the new Pro-Fit® Terrain™ Ledgestone profile: tan Arcadia, snowy Artic, multi-hued Ethos, and deep-gray Trek. Pro-Fit products also feature the patented Cultured Stone veneer interlocking mortar groove designed for secure adhesion without grouted joints. Groups of small stones are pre-bundled for a professional finish. The expansion is designed to mirror the rest of the Cultured Stone line’s aesthetic, and is designed for flexibility across commercial and residential projects. Contains an average of 58% of recycled content and meets air quality standards of GREENGUARD Gold. Available in 4″ high x 8″, 12″, or 20″ length. Covered by Boral’s 50 year limited warranty. www.boralamerica.com


Coffered Ceilings

Nu-Wood™ Tilton Coffered Ceilings

Tilton Coffered Ceilings now offers Box Beam and Shallow Beam ceiling treatment design options. Preassembled modules require only basic carpentry skills and tools to install and are typically installed in just one or two days. The coffered ceiling systems and kits manufactured by Tilton are constructed from polyurethane supplied by Nu-Wood. Nu-Wood products are said to resist peeling, rot, moisture and insects, making them an ideal decorative accent product. In addition to using polyurethane, Tilton Coffered Ceilings offers a variety of material options for their ceiling treatments including pine, poplar, cherry, walnut, mahogany, red oak, maple, PVC, and MDF. There are no standard or stock sizes with Tilton Coffered Ceiling system. Each order is custom manufactured to precisely fit a given ceiling area. www.tiltoncofferedceilings.com


PLY GEM Roofing

Ply Gem Engineered Roofing Expanded Color Families

Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Slate is now available in four color families: Sagebrush, Brownstone, Pewter, and Charcoal; and three accent color schemes: Jade, Garnet, and Amethyst. Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Cedar is now available in two color families: Weathered Gray and Weathered Brown. Customized colors and blends can be also ordered. Both Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Slate shingles and Cedar Shakes are formulated from recycled resins and earth-mined minerals. In addition, the products were put through extensive weather and environmental testing and reallife simulations to ensure they will perform as designed, with resistance to fading and distortion, as well as impact and damage. According to the manufacturer, they can withstand wind loads of up to 150 mph, golf ballsized hailstones, and have a Class A fire-rating. Ply Gem Roofing products can be applied to residential or commercial projects, and are backed by a 50-year limited warranty, which provides a 10-year no-fade warranty and covers labor for the first two years. www.plygem.com


Senco Subfloor nails

WhisperGrip™ Subfloor Nails from SENCO

WhisperGrip Subfloor Nails from SENCO are designed to eliminate squeaky, uneven surfaces without requiring an investment in a new, dedicated tool. WhisperGrip subfloor nails feature a patented step ring design that was originally developed in collaboration with the manufactured housing industry to better grip subfloor and sheathing material, maximize holding power, reduce squeaks, and eliminate costly callbacks. The lower rings are designed to fully engage and grip the joist or studs. The upper rings ensure that nails remain countersunk even if the joist or stud is missed. WhisperGrip nails come with SENCOTE™ coating, which acts as a lubricant during the drive for maximum speed and efficiency, then becomes an adhesive once driven for superior hold. www.senco.com


Haas Door Garage Doors

Haas Door American Tradition Garage Doors Wood Grain

Haas Door, manufacturer of steel and aluminum residential and commercial garage doors, has introduced two new wood grain finishes to its American Tradition Series garage doors: American Walnut (shown) and English Oak. The 2″-thick steel garage doors in the American Tradition Series feature CFC-free polyurethane insulation with a calculated R-value of 13.45. Overlay boards are designed to add a traditional carriage house look. Available as single or double doors, with solid top section designs or several window options, the garage doors now come in 13 solid color options plus four wood grain base options. Each color can be used as a base and/or overlay color. Unique styles of window glass and decorative wrought iron hardware can also be added to the doors. www.haasdoor.com


TYTAN Fire Block

TYTAN® Professional Fire Block 113 by Selena USA

TYTAN Professional Fire Block 113 is a one-component polyurethane foam sealant that meets all fire-blocking and draft-stopping requirements. In addition to high ambient temperatures, Fire Block 113 is designed to work with a can temperature of 113°F. Fire Block 113 features TYTAN’s Smart Foam Technology, which the company claims makes it safe for use around windows and doors. The product is developed to not melt or shrink due to high heat or low humidity conditions. TYTAN’s oneswipe application is said to save labor and time versus competing products. www.tytan.com

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